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. >> and the lance armstrong saga. he admitsz to years of doping in tonight's oprah interview. bob costas will be here to talk to us about the confession, the fallout, and all those he attacks during the way. >> and chelsea clinton reports on a life story changing lives for thousands of girls. >> it makes them feel special, makes them feel they can get over things. >> plus, the mother of all basement hobbies, one that has to be seen to be believed. >> good evening and welcome to "rock center." tonight, we devote much of our broadcast to explosive accounts from members of the church of scientology. you'll get a look at the interview with a hollywood actor whose break from scientology. and you'll also hear from lawrence wright, whose controversial new book on the church "going clear" came out just today. he set out to understand why some members commit themselves so deeply to scientology. what he found adds a complicated, often troubling layer to our understanding of the church. harry smith has our report. >> reporter: why did you finally leave the church? >> i was ashamed of my own stupidi
'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. according to reports, lance armstrong made this confession in an interview he taped with oprah winfrey, following an emotional meeting with staffers at the livestrong headquarters. remember, this is a guy who, for years, has denied this charge and who has been defiant with his critics. >> this raises a lot of questions. number one, will this confession do anything to improve his public standing? and, two, will he now face a new wave of lawsuits? is there a possibility of criminal charges? we'll get into all those issues straight ahead. >>> natalie wood, for decades we've been told she drowned but now there's new evidence that suggests she was bruised before she went into the water. what impact will that evidence have on that case? >>> and more with our rare interview with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. it's a candid interview. she talks about greets from her childhood. >>> author of da vinci code and "angels and demons," hundreds of millions of books in circulation around the world has a new book coming out this spring. what will it b
clean. lance armstrong's confession and why his words might force him to put his money where his mouth is. >> we'll look at new courses available online at san jose state and some cliff notes about the fiscal cliff all ahead in business news. >>> let's look at the wind through san rafael this morning. traffic picking up earlier out there. mike has tabs on all of it for us. including some distractions that could hit your morning commute. more to come. >>> welcome back. a live look over san francisco. clear but also very cold. good news on the horizon. christina loren says it will get sunny today and it will warm up. hang in there and dress accordingly for the morning start. it's 6:11. >>> what's on the horizon for lance armstrong? the justice department now likely to join a lawsuit filed against armstrong by former teammate floyd landis. the lawsuit alleges that armstrong defrauded the u.s. government based on years of denying use of performance enhancing drugs. u.s. postal service was a longtime sponsor of armstrong's racing career. the deadline for the department to join that case is
again. and this has nothing to do with the nudity ban in san francisco. lance armstrong now has to give something back after reportedly admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> coming up next, "30 rock" followed by "access hollywood live" and at 1:00 watch "days of our lives" here on nbc bay area. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lance armstrong has now been stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 sydney olympics because of his involvement in doping. >> no shocker here. officials say the ioc sent a letter to armstrong, asking him to return that medal. armstrong's interview is going to be with oprah scheduled to air tonight and tomorrow night on her own network. oprah
's flight set out of san jose. >>> you may have seen lance armstrong confessing to using performance enhancing drugs with his interview with oprah. why he says he doesn't think he cheated. >>> welcome back. wanted to give you a live look of a bizarre situation that's under way in chicago. you're looking live at a cemetery there with authorities have begun exhuming the body of a chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery. they say this man died in july as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. his death was initially ruled as a result of natural causes but a relative pressed for a much deeper look. that's what's going to happen now. the cook county medical examiner plans to conduct another autopsy all in an effort to figure out exactly how this lottery winner died. we'll continue to stay on this story to bring you the latest. it's 5:41 now. >>> washington getting ready for president obama's second inauguration. some of the hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend are already arriving. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live o
for watching, we will see you at 6:00. >>> on the broadcast tonight, he did it. lance armstrong comes clean after years of denials. now the consequences for him, for the cancer charity he founded, even the future of his sport at the olympics. >>> late word on the action the president plans to take on gun control tomorrow. >>> fighting the flu. what are the real odds of getting sick after getting the flu shot, which in some places is getting a lot harder to find. >>> and cashing out. an alarming number of americans draining the money they were saving for retirement to pay the bills right now. >>> also tonight, our inspiring "making a difference" report. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. shortly before air time tonight, we learned about what the president plans to announce rr
was not enough. oprah winfrey's interview with lance armstrong will air in two parts on thursday. oprah described her 2 1/2 interview with armstrong. you see a picture from that interview. armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles because of doping which he denied for years. winfrey said armstrong confessed to taking performance-enhancing drugs during his record-breaking career. >> i went in prepared to have to dig and pull and reference. i didn't have to do that because he was pretty forthcoming. >> anti-doping officials want armstrong to confess under oath before considering lifting a lifetime sports ban against him. >>> henry is taking a look at the 49er buzz. >> absolutely. we're ready for some football. hut one, hut two. throw it to me. the 49ers have the bay area buzzing with excitement after laying a beatdown on the packers. coming up, we head out to santa clara, as mindi bach reports on what it's going to take for the red and gold to get back to the super bowl. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. if you haven't jumped on the 49ers bandwagon by now, you better get a running s
. >> there's no word on who made the original call to the fbi. >>> a lot of people talking about lance armstrong's interview with oprah winfrey. the cyclist does oadmit he used performance enhancing drugs, he believes he was never cheating. >> i had this exercise that i'm a drug cheat. i'm a cheat. i'm a cheater. i went and looked up the definition of cheat. the definition of cheat is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe that they don't have. i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> as a grown man you don't need to look up the definition of cheating. this morning on the "today" show matt lauer will talk exclusively with one of armstrong's former teammates and the "today" show will have an exclusive interview with the livestrong foundation. >>> the second part of oprah's interview takes place tonight. >> he was kind of disconnected and cavalier as far as i'm concerned. >>> the new bay area exhibit opening today that will get you up close and personal with the sun. >> sounds good to me. plus how superstorm sandy was behind this scary escalator mishap. >> yike
. a gunman opened fire last july. the suspect, james holmes, right now waiting for trial. >>> lance armstrong is coming clean on allegations he used performance enhancing drugs and you can hear it straight from his mouth. the taped interview he did with oprah winfrey airs tonight and tomorrow night on winfrey's own network. oprah confirmed armstrong admitted using the drugs for years. the cyclist denied those doping allegations. last year he was stripped of his seven tour de france titles by the u.s. anti-doping agency. >>> it's 5:44. yelp, the popular online review site based in san francisco that you probably use is rolling out a new service this morning for those of us who like to dine out. restaurants profile pages on yelp will feature health inspection scores. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san francisco with more for us this morning. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. while you were sitting down to figure out what your neighbor thought of a certain restaurant here in san francisco, you can also find out where that restaurant stands with the
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